Five former officers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity — where the 19-year-old Palatine High School graduate was a pledge — pleaded guilty to reckless conduct, a Class A misdemeanor, as part of negotiated agreements. James Harvey, 23, of Northfield; Alexander Jandick, 23, of Naperville; Steven Libert, 23, of Naperville; Patrick Merrill, 22, of Boston, Mass.; and Omar Salameh, 24, of Burbank, were sentenced to 24 months’ conditional discharge, a type of probation. DeKalb County Judge Thomas Doherty also ordered each of them to pay a $1,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service….Seventeen other men pleaded guilty to misdemeanor hazing. Each was sentenced to two years of court supervision, plus 100 hours of community service and a $500 fine. They are: Alexander D. Renn, 22, of Naperville; Michael A. Marroquin, 23, of Roselle; Stefan A. Diaz, 24, of South Beloit; Nelson A. Irizarry, who in 2012 was listed as 19, from DeKalb; Nicholas A. Suter, 22, of Galesburg; Andrew W. Bouleanu, 24, of Skokie; Isaiah Lott, 22, of Cupertino, California; Johnny P. Wallace, 22, of Westmont; Andres Jimenez, 21, of Glendale Heights; Daniel S. Post, 22, of Chicago; Michael D. Pfest, 25, of Chicago; Michael J. Phillip, 23, of Western Springs; Hazel Vergaralope, 24, of Oswego; Thomas F. Costello, 22, of Usnter, Indiana; Nsenzi K. Salasini, 23, of Mount Prospect; David R. Sailer, 22, of Princeton; and Russell P. Coyner, 23, of Channahon.
Many of the men had brought dates to the party. Many of the women urged pledges to drink.